Experimental Music And Occult Philosophy: Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth, Industrial Music, And Chaos Magick

Musicians being involved in the occult and it's various forms of practice has been a major topic of discussion since the 1950s, or maybe even before that. Whether it be the obsession with black musicians in the early 20th century's supposed demonic powers or deals with the Devil, or Jimmy Page's well-documented and recorded obsession … Continue reading Experimental Music And Occult Philosophy: Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth, Industrial Music, And Chaos Magick

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My Top Ten Black Metal Releases of 2017 (So Far)

Black metal is my favorite metal subgenre, and in my opinion, has probably given us more genuinely good albums than any other genre of metal, or maybe even extreme music in general. That said, black metal, like most other genres, has seen an unfortunate decline in quality over the years that only seems to get … Continue reading My Top Ten Black Metal Releases of 2017 (So Far)

Cielo: Shattering Silence With Nightmares

After more than ten years of silence, UK's Cielo has finally broken the surface. Cielo is a solo project based out of Durham, England. Released via Lugubrious Audio–an underground label with a roster chock-full of the unconventional, and part of a small, local cassette scene–Cielo's new self-titled release is an album best described as experimental indie … Continue reading Cielo: Shattering Silence With Nightmares